Do I Have To Be A Mother?: A Childfree Woman's Honest and Unspoken Thoughts and Feelings

Do I Have To Be A Mother A Childfree Woman s Honest and Unspoken Thoughts and Feelings No children by choice chance or circumstance We are neither villains nor victims Women do not deserve to be treated with disdain or pity A childfree woman describes in an honest strong and very pers

  • Title: Do I Have To Be A Mother?: A Childfree Woman's Honest and Unspoken Thoughts and Feelings
  • Author: Karin Rahbek Thomas Petruso
  • ISBN: 9788799905621
  • Page: 320
  • Format: ebook
  • No children by choice, chance or circumstance We are neither villains nor victims Women do not deserve to be treated with disdain or pity A childfree woman describes in an honest, strong and very personal way the thoughts and feelings associated with not having the desire to have children in the world where motherhood is seen as the most natural part of being a woman No children by choice, chance or circumstance We are neither villains nor victims Women do not deserve to be treated with disdain or pity A childfree woman describes in an honest, strong and very personal way the thoughts and feelings associated with not having the desire to have children in the world where motherhood is seen as the most natural part of being a woman What I know for sure is that this topic is not just an issue between the world and me The weight of expectations and performance anxiety are the faithful companions of motherhood, while our childfree lifestyle evokes myths and prejudices about us as either bad feminists or selfish, shallow and self absorbed people However, the rules do not apply to us, because the reasons for remaining childfree are as varied as they are personal What we really have in common is dealing with the emotions that we experience when other people don t understand that femininity and motherhood are two separate concepts, and they do not necessarily go together , says Karin Her memoir is written for those of you who do not have children, but sometimes still feel different, alone and outside when dealing with societal expectations, myths and prejudices related to the cultural norm that every woman should want to be a mother You may also occasionally fear being lonely or regretting not having children later on Karin has always known that she does not want to have children You will be able to recognize yourself in her portrait and common experiences, and the real stories will help you to deal with social situations where you do not feel as comfortable as you would like about your childfree lifestyle How to be a woman having no kids This manifesto provides insight into meetings and discussions with other childfree women telling the truth about the facts of life as a not mom Through her own experiences and thoughtful consideration, the author describes a path to separate motherhood from your female identity, and understanding that your life is not about what you are, but who you are Karin Rahbek has been a spokeswoman for childfree women, and is the founder of a social network and a dating site for childfree men and women searching for love or new friends She has written the autobiography she herself had searched for in vain.

    One thought on “Do I Have To Be A Mother?: A Childfree Woman's Honest and Unspoken Thoughts and Feelings”

    1. It is wonderful that someone finally touch upon this taboo in a decent and honest manner. It is sad that we need be embarrassed not to have children – but rest assured, you get wiser as you get older. I have finally reached a stage where I do not care very much what others think and I hope you will get there soon.I am 56 and live a very full life as child-free. I have never wanted children of my own – and was never a babysitter as a teenager. All this said, I am sure that had I had children [...]

    2. It is wonderful that someone finally touch upon this taboo in a decent and honest manner. It is sad that we need be embossed not to have children – but rest assured, you get wiser as you get older. I have finally reached a stage where I do not care very much what others think and I hope you will get there soon.I am 56 and live a very full life as child-free. I have never wanted children of my own – and was never a babysitter as a teenager. All this said, I am sure that had I had children the [...]

    3. As someone who never wanted to have children, it was great to read Karin's book as I recognized myself all the way. I only wished it had been available to me when I was younger and felt deeply troubled by not being like everyone else. It would have given me a great sense of relief. I'm so glad it's out there now to women who are struggling with this issue.

    4. Loved the book. A very honest book about choosing to not have children, even though the surrounding society expects you to. A very brave book too.

    5. Great personal insight into choosing to be child free.This book was really well written and flowed well for me. I managed to devour the book in a few hours. This is a really personal account about one woman's story in deciding whether children were for her or not. As someone who has always loved kids and thought I wanted children of my own it has offered me a unique insight into choosing not to reproduce.

    6. I had hoped for broader information and tips for childless women of all stripes and all "choices."I applaud anyone being smart and strong enough to know they don't want to mother. Motherhood is far more than giving birth, and if one's heart isn't in it, then please DO NOT HAVE KIDS. Kids need 100% parents, and they know ambivalence. There are good points to this book, and women who have chosen early on not to bear children will find a lot to like between these covers. If nothing else, they will [...]

    7. I am conflicted about this book. Though I think it is a wonderfully brave topic to tackle, the content of the book fell rather flat for me. It is a very personal story about coming to terms with the choice to live a childfree existence. Many times throughout the book I felt as though I was reading the secret diary of someone. It is a very intimate, emotional and subjective story. Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with that. I guess I just had other expectations. I had hoped the book w [...]

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